Readers choose ŠKODA VISION iV as best concept car
- ŠKODA VISION iV wins BEST OF mobility vote in Concept Cars category
- Concept study ŠKODA VISION iV gives an outlook on ŠKODA’s electric future
- BEST OF Mobility Poll awards products and services from selected automotive sectors
In the poll for the BEST OF Mobility 2019, readers chose the ŠKODA VISION iV as the winner in the Concept Car category. The concept vehicle is the first ŠKODA to be built based on the Volkswagen Group’s modular electric-car platform (MEB) and provides an outlook on the Czech automaker’s electric future. Frank Jürgens, Spokesperson of the Management Board of ŠKODA AUTO Deutschland GmbH, accepted the award as part of the NEW MOBILITY WORLD at the International Motor Show in Frankfurt.
The all-electric concept study ŠKODA VISION iV, which gives an outlook on ŠKODA’s electric future, celebrated its premiere in spring at the Geneva Motor Show. The car manufacturer’s first vehicle to be based on the Volkswagen Group’s modular electric-car platform (MEB), is the Czech brand’s next step towards electromobility. The four-door crossover coupé features sporty, emotional lines and a generous sense of space. The model’s four-wheel drive and two electric motors with 225 kW (306 hp) system performance ensure a dynamic driving experience.
The BEST OF Mobility readers’ poll was conducted by HUSS-VERLAG in cooperation with the international consulting firm Deloitte and the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA). For each of a total of 18 categories, including, for example, Energy Concept, Mobile Services and Public Transport, the editors of VISION mobility nominated five products or services. Readers had the opportunity to choose their favourites between 1 April and 31 July. In the Concept Car category, they selected the concept car ŠKODA VISION iV as the winner.
ŠKODA enters electromobility sector in 2019
One hundred twenty-four years after the company was founded, the Czech car manufacturer is launching the SUPERB iV with plug-in hybrid drive and the CITIGOe iV, an all-electric vehicle. The first series-production vehicles will follow based on the MEB in 2020. Over the next four years, ŠKODA will be investing around two billion euros in alternative drive systems and new mobility services and will have introduced more than ten electrified models by the end of 2022.